Popular Hermitage Recycling Center Closes

Posted at 11:15 AM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 12:47:10-04

A popular recycling center at the intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and Lebanon Pike has closed at the request of the property owner.

Previously, the public could drop off plastic, glass, cardboard and more at the parking lot adjacent to the building that houses Goodwill and Hobby Lobby. But recently, the building was sold, and the new owner asked Metro Public Works to immediately remove the bins.

Metro is searching for a new home for the recycling bins, preferably on city-owned land so they do not have to be moved again, but finding a new location will take some time.

In the meantime, residents are able to take recyclable items to a similar drop off site at Lakewood City Hall located at 3401 Old Hickory Boulevard or to a drop off site at McGavock High School, located behind the school next to Two Rivers Park.

District 15 Beautification Commissioner Michele Mazzu is also hosting a recycling workshop to help residents understand how and what they're able to recycle and compost. The event is free and open to the public and will take place at the Donelson FiftyForward on August 4 from 9 a.m. to 10.